SERPENT OF LIGHT ACTIVATION - PACHA MAMA'S DAY MOSOQ KARPAY INITIATION LIONS GATE IN THE CENTER OF THE EARTH - CUSCO July 31st to August 9, 2024
Optional Lake Titicaca Retreat August 9 to 12, 2024
Embark on a transformative pilgrimage like no other, as my husband, Jim Hostler, and I invite you to join us on a profound journey to Peru. This expedition is a convergence of heart-centered exploration, spiritual transformation, historical discovery, cultural immersion, and meticulous planning for your comfort and safety.
For over three decades, I have led spiritual groups to the soul-stirring landscapes of Peru, and I am excited to share this remarkable experience with you. Our journey is not just a trip; it's a sacred odyssey meticulously designed to weave together the threads of Peru's spiritual, historical, and cultural tapestry.
Our path is illuminated by the Serpent of Light Activation and the Mosoq Karpay initiation, awakening energies that resonate deep within your soul. Throughout our voyage, we will traverse through time and tradition, exploring the heart of the Inca Empire in Cusco, unraveling the secrets of the Sacred Valley of the Inca Masters, and honoring the Lemurian Temple of Love in Ollantaytambo.
We will ascend to the spiritual heights of Pisac's Falcon Temple, experience the enchanted village of Aguas Calientes, and spend two extraordinary days at the ancient citadel of Machu Picchu, a place of profound teachings and connection.
As our journey unfolds, we will stand beneath the cosmic energies of the Lion's Gate at the Cosmic Temple of Saqsayhuaman, an experience that transcends time and space.
Drawing from my book,"Shamanic Mysteries of Peru - The Heart Wisdom of The High Andes," we will share lessons learned and experiences gained over decades of exploration. Are you ready to step onto this path of heart-centered discovery? Join us on this transformative expedition to Peru, where every moment is infused with spiritual significance and the potential for profound growth. Let this journey be your catalyst for connection, transformation, and the deepening of your spiritual journey.
Plus we have added TWO additional options for you to enhance your journey even more. Choose one or both. Click on the text below to discover more about each journey.
As you prepare for this extraordinary journey, your first step will be flying into Lima, the vibrant capital of Peru. You have the flexibility to arrive as early as you wish, and if you do choose to arrive ahead of time, we're here to offer recommendations for the best places to stay and enriching activities to engage in. Our team is also ready to assist with any reservations you may require in Lima.
Should you choose to arrive on the afternoon or evening prior to your flight from Cusco to Lima, we highly recommend the airport hotel. It offers not only convenience but also safety, given its proximity to the terminal. With just minutes to spare between your restful stay and your onward journey, you can start your journey feeling refreshed and prepared. Whether you opt for early exploration in Lima or a comfortable pre-flight rest, know that we are dedicated to ensuring your journey starts on the right foot. Your comfort, safety, and peace of mind are our priorities, and we are delighted to assist you at every step of the way. Get ready to embark on a remarkable adventure in Peru, and let the magic of this land unfold before you.
JULY 31st, Lima to Cusco, Official Start of Your Journey
Rising with the sun, an early morning flight will carry you to Cusco, the revered Holy City and once the heart of the mighty Incan Empire. As you step onto Cusco's soil, a warm and heartfelt welcome awaits, extended by the Spirits of the Earth local team. From here, a brief yet scenic journey by vehicle will lead you to your abode nestled in the embrace of the Sacred Valley of the Incas.
Upon arrival, the day gently beckons you to rest and recalibrate, allowing your body to acclimate to the altitude that envelopes you at this elevated haven, situated at 9,000 feet (2,700 meters) above sea level. This essential pause ensures that your body and spirit align harmoniously with the spirit of this sacred land.
In the embrace of late afternoon's golden hues, our collective journey commences. We will gather as kindred spirits, forging connections and shared intentions. This is a time for introductions, a space to address any queries that dance upon your mind, and an opportunity to weave the tapestry of our journey together. As the sun gracefully dips below the horizon, we shall set the course of our shared odyssey, laying the foundation for days of discovery, transformation, and spiritual growth. Let this gathering mark the start of a profound journey, a collective awakening, and an immersion into the mystique of the Sacred Valley. With intentions set and hearts alight, we step onto this path united, ready to explore the treasures that await us in this sacred corner of the world.
AUGUST 1st, Serpent of Light Activation - PachaMama's Day
Gathered in the sacred circle, Vera will unveil the profound wisdom of the Inca Prophecy, illuminating why Peru holds the honor of being the cradle of the New Earth, a sentiment echoed by many modern sages. Amidst this, the Serpent of Light Activation emerges as a transformative force, elevating us to higher dimensions. This initiation isn't just a ritual; it's a step into the fulfillment of ancient prophecies, a collective birthing of Oneness Consciousness. Aligned with one of the Andes' most significant days, we open our initiation on August 1st. These day hold a special significance as the Andes people believe Mother Earth, Pacha Mama, opens her heart to embrace our gratitude. Amidst a joyous tapestry of celebration, the Andeans offer their finest prayers, corn, sweets, and love to our nurturing mother. Each village's unique offerings unite in a symphony of communal expression, forming a tapestry of gratitude unlike any other. Its indeed a very special time to be in the heart of the Andes mountains. Participating in this vibrant thanksgiving celebration is an invitation to witness the beauty of unity and gratitude, a living testament to the harmonious relationship between humanity and the Earth. Let this remarkable initiation and celebration mark the beginning of our journey towards higher dimensions and profound transformation.
Here in this powerful Temple our dear Paqo--High Priest of the Q’ero Nation—will transmit our first Karpay
Nestled at an astonishing elevation of 18,000 feet, the Q’ero people have thrived for centuries in their remote villages. Once thought to have vanished into the mountain mists, they descended from their heights in the 1950s, unveiling their profound wisdom and prophecies to the world. These luminous beings are hailed as weavers of light, crafting manta cloths adorned with 5th-dimensional symbols that exude a radiant luminosity and living energy.The intricate patterns woven into their garments echo those of the ancient Inca, a testament to their lineage and heritage. A language with roots stretching over 20,000 years, their tongue is believed to have seeded the ancient languages of Hebrew and Sanskrit, anchoring the essence of our holy texts. Unadulterated by external influences, they stand as guardians of their ancestral teachings and codes, untouched by the currents of other cultures.As guardians of unbroken lineage, their ancient narratives suggest a kinship with the ancient Mayans, Hopi, Navajo, and Tibetans. A shared tapestry of language and rituals intertwines their spirits, offering us a glimpse of a shared spiritual ancestry that spans vast distances and times. In their presence, we touch the sacred thread that weaves humanity across civilizations, unifying us with the luminous wisdom that threads through time itself.
DESPACHO TO PACHAMAMA
The Despacho ceremony is a sacred communal ritual, a dance of unity consciousness where we join our energies to create a vibrant living mandala. Gathered from the embrace of our local environment, these elements become vessels for our prayers and intentions, ascending like tendrils of smoke to the Divine. With intention, we artfully arrange these offerings, weaving a tapestry that harmonizes the three realms of existence – the upper world (Hanan Pacha), the middle world (Kay Pacha), and the lower world (Uku Pacha).In this sacred act, the Divine Feminine and Masculine find equilibrium, an alchemical dance that births harmony. Through this ritual, we embark on a journey into the Incan Tradition, an initiation into the sacred dance of existence itself. As our collective energies intertwine, we partake in a timeless ceremony that transcends the boundaries of time and space, aligning us with the eternal rhythms of the universe.
AUGUST 2nd, Moray
Following our delicious Peruvian breakfast, our circle forms with a shared purpose – to release what no longer serves us. As the sun graces the sky, we embark on the profound journey of The Forgiveness Dance. It's an opportunity to unburden ourselves from the weight of past concerns, creating space for renewed lightness. With hearts aglow and spirits uplifted, we then set our course for Moray, a place akin to the womb of the Mother Earth. Here, time seems to waltz to the rhythms of ages past, a dance choreographed by the very ancestors who once tread these sacred grounds. Immersed in the high frequencies of Moray, we bask in an intentional embrace that transcends the veils between worlds. In this hallowed place, we commune with the legacy of ancient wisdom, rejuvenated by the echoes of a time long gone yet vibrantly alive in every whisper of the wind.
Today our Paqo will be leading a ceremony to bless us with an ancient transmission of energy, a rites of passage called Llankay Karpay.
A Karpay transmission is where a Paqo (Incan Priest) intercedes on our behalf by invoking the Elemental Beings to assist us in the shift from the human beings we are to the luminous beings we are all becoming. By planting an intentional Luminous seed that literally infuses itself into our DNA, this seed, once given to us by them and fed by us, will grow in our energetic fields and is there to assist us in that transformation process. The Q’ero Karpay assist us by expediting this process exponentially. All who received the gift of their transmissions are instantly initiated Paqos of this ancient lineage and become themselves ambassadors of the Earth.
The Q’ero medicine is intentional. The transmissions you will receive from the medicine man is much like an attunement of power; the process carries an amazing energetic intensity and needs your focus with all the clarity you can offer to maximize the results of each transmission. After the Karpay you will be considered by them an ambassador, going home with tools to use in your lives and to help others in their own awakening journey.
Llankay can be roughly translated as “work” or “service” towards all living creations and the universe (cosmos, “source”, Creator, etc). It is a state of consciousness where each individual’s soul purpose, or path in life, is in service to their fellow human being as well as the cosmos. Everything that we “do” is in ultimate service to the Divine.
Llankay is an explanation that we are all one part of a bigger picture and that each part is inherently dependent on the other. Every thought, word, and deed affects everyone and everything in this experience of life so much so that it would be wise to live consequently and with integrity and without fear. Llankay allows us to express our creativity through our work and can also be thought to symbolize the power of the physical body, or our animal selves. Its energy resides in the physical body below the ribcage to the groin and coincides with the first three chakras. With Llankay, we know that we are not alone. The lesson of Llankay is “We are all Connected.”
AUGUST 3rd, Ollantaytambo – Ayni
We start our day early, today receiving the Munay Karpay. If there is an English word to describe Munay, the closest would be “love”, yet Munay is more of a consciousness of acceptance and appreciation for all creation and all that is. It is more in line with an universal and unconditional love.
Munay understands that we are all different in that we will have different opinions and may be on different paths in our lifetime and that it is okay since paradoxically we are all similar in that we are spiritual beings having a physical experience. The area in our physical body where the energy of Munay rests is around the Heart chakra (4th energy center around the physical heart). Like the Heart chakra, Munay bridges our Lower selves with our Higher Selves and it is the center that holds us together. The practice of Munay focus on the positive and let go of the heavy energy such as anger and resentment which tend to “weigh a person down”. The lesson of Munay is “We are One.”
We then travel through the Sacred Valley to the ancient town of Ollantaytambo. Ollantaytambo, prior to the Incas, was known as a Lemurian Temple of Love, today also called Temple of the Sun. Here we will experience a profound energy that is somehow connected to six enormous pink stones that were mysteriously transported to this place.
After lunch, our journey continues to a neighboring village, a place where our hearts bridge cultures and distances. Here, we carry a precious cargo of love, blessings, and gifts, offerings from the depths of our souls. In a harmonious dance of reciprocity, the native children greet us with open arms, their smiles radiant as sunflowers. In this sacred exchange, we come not as visitors but as sharers of our essence. We're here to sow seeds of love and nurturing care, tending to a garden of connection that transcends boundaries. As we immerse ourselves in this enchanting encounter, the law of Ayni blooms before us – a law that teaches the profound beauty of giving and receiving in harmony. Through their innocent eyes and joyful spirits, we discover riches beyond measure, realizing that in sharing, we've become immeasurably richer.
Ayni is the Andean concept of ‘reciprocity’, which provides the foundation for how the Andean people relate to each other, as well as how they relate to Nature (they don’t see themselves as being separate from Nature).
In Ayni you don’t give or receive something without reciprocity. So as we come to offer our talents, treasure and time, we will leave with unlimited blessings. Each year our groups offers something unique and special to the children and Natives of a remote village and on this day you will have an opportunity to touch someone’s heart in a way you never thought would be possible. Many consider this experience the highlight of their trip.
After returning to our hotel, we will have free time to enjoy our retreat facilities. You may choose a special Andean SPA treatment or have time alone to meditate and connect with the powerful mountains that surround our retreat center.
AUGUST 4th, Sacred Valley – Machu Picchu
Still at dawn we wake up to embark on a train bound for Machu Picchu. Through the windows, the mesmerizing tapestry of the Urubamba Valley unfolds, a timeless tableau that seems to whisper secrets of ages past. This journey serves as a sacred prelude to our encounter with the fabled Sacred Crystal City, a jewel among the Seven Wonders of the World. Upon our arrival in the Aguas Calientes village, we settle into our lodgings, anticipation humming in the air. A local bus awaits, ready to transport us up the mountainside. In a mere half-hour, our footsteps tread the hallowed ground, and before us stands a dream realized – Machu Picchu, a realm of wonder and awe that has beckoned our hearts for so long. In this singular moment, we stand on the threshold of a cherished aspiration, a convergence of our yearnings and the tapestry of history. The mist-clad ruins and ancient pathways cradle our souls, and as we traverse its paths, we are both traveler and timeless witness. As the sun graces the stones with its golden touch, we become part of the living story etched into these sacred stones, and in this very moment, dreams transform into reality.
Machu Picchu was a University where knowledgeable women practiced daily spirituality. Before entering Machu Picchu we will ask permission of Machu Picchu’s spiritual guides to allow us to enter its sacred walls. After a sunset meditation at Intihuatana, the highest point of Machu Picchu, we take the last bus down to the village where you can enjoy a lovely dinner together. Sweet Dreams!
End of the day return to our hotel. Free time for resting or join a group dinner. Sweet Dreams!
AUGUST 5th, Machu Picchu Sunrise
As the Sun rises through the holy mountains around Machu Picchu we will be in ceremony waiting to welcome Taita Inti (Father Sun) and its healing rays to light and bless us and this new day.
After ceremony, free time for meditation in Machu Picchu. Once you return to the village you may explore the local marked, or the Hot Springs. Have Fun!
We meet again at end of the day for another lovely dinner. Sweet Dreams!
AUGUST 6th, Machu Picchu/Pisac
Our train leaves Aguas Calientes early morning, in our way to Cusco we will explore the amazing temple of Pisac.
Here our Paqo will offer us our final Karpay. When Llankay and Munay are in proper balance and relationship, it allows one to manifest the third Inca law of Yachay. Yachay translates as “wisdom” and is more of an inner knowing and higher consciousness of our “authentic”, or true, selves. It understands that we are not our egos and are much more.
Yachay allows us to release our identity with the several roles we play in life which have the tendency to bind us down and prevent us from “remembering” who we truly are. Yachay enables us to reach a state of inner peace and joy regardless of the strife and turmoil occurring externally. It is a state of stillness and presence. Meditation is a key practice that can lead to a state of Yachay. The energy of Yachay resides around our fifth, sixth, and seventh chakras, centering around the forehead between the eyebrows (the “Third Eye” area). Yachay is all about living in the present. The lesson of Yachay is “All is Well.”
After this initiation and time for meditation with the energy of the Falcon and Wire (the god of wind) we can explore the small village of Pisac and its town. End of afternoon travel to Cusco.
AUGUST 7th, Cusco
Nestled in the embrace of time, Cusco, the Navel of the Earth according to the Incas, awaits our exploration. This city, once a haven for ancient souls, still holds the whispers of its past in every stone. Cusco is more than bricks and mortar; it's a symphony of energies. The Incas were pioneers in understanding and harnessing the power of vibrations for evolution and metamorphosis. Each sacred temple was meticulously situated, its foundations rooted in points of energy convergence. Their arrangement mirrored the cosmic dance above, an intricate connection between the earthly and celestial realms. As we wander these streets, we tread upon the legacy of a civilization that resonated in harmony with the universe. The city carries the heartbeat of the past, a gentle reminder that the bond between the heavens and Earth transcends time itself. In Cusco, we stand at the crossroads of ancient wisdom and modern existence, where the rhythms of stars and stones still guide the way.
Embracing the leisure of the morning, we set forth on a walking tour through the enchanting realms of this mystical city. As we step onto its storied streets, we embark on a journey that will unveil its most captivating corners.
Following lunch, a window of free time awaits, allowing you to embark on your personal exploration. Wander through the enchanting streets, peruse local shops, immerse yourself in art galleries, or simply find solace on a plaza bench, observing the world around you.
As you sit there, you can connect with the profound heartbeat of Mother Earth, resonating strongly from this sacred center. The Navel of the Earth carries an energy that unites past and present, inviting you to feel the pulse of ancient wisdom intertwined with modern life.
With the evening comes another opportunity for personal choice. You're free to embrace the local culture by attending a vibrant dance performance, immersing yourself in the rhythmic expressions of the region. Alternatively, you might opt for a quieter path, gazing up at the night sky adorned with constellations like the Southern Cross.
This time is yours to relish – a chance to engage with Cusco in a way that resonates with your heart. Whether you're drawn to the lively beats of the local dance or find solace under the starlit sky, this evening offers a canvas for you to paint your own memorable experience.
AUGUST 8th, LIONS GATE, Cusco
Gathered at the very Heart of Cusco, the Navel of the Earth, we shall find ourselves in Muyiumarka, a place known as the EYE of the Puma. Today we will come together to pay homage to the majestic Lion's Gate. May the profound energies it ushers forth shower upon you the blessings you need to craft a life where your talents are unearthed, nurtured, and generously shared.
In this sacred space, where history and spirituality intertwine, we stand as witnesses to the convergence of ancient wisdom and cosmic alignments. The Lion's Gate radiates with potent vibrations, inspiring you to delve deep within, to awaken dormant potentials, and to unfold your gifts like petals of a blooming lotus.
As we honor this celestial event, envision yourself on a journey of self-discovery, growth, and selfless giving. May the Lion's Gate illuminate your path, guiding you to realize your true essence and purpose. Just as the lion is revered as a symbol of strength and courage, allow its essence to infuse you with the audacity to step into your fullest potential. In the embrace of Muyiumarka, let the Heart of Cusco resonate with the aspirations of your heart. May the Lion's Gate of 2024 be a pivotal moment on your journey, propelling you toward a life where your unique offerings enrich the tapestry of existence.
With hearts full of reverence, we embrace the grandeur of this sacred portal, etching its essence into the chambers of our souls. As we bid our quiet farewell to Cusco, the echoes of its wisdom linger in our being. An Evening Goodbye Dinner awaits, a moment of shared gratitude and reflection. Tomorrow, some will embark on their homeward journey, carrying newfound insights. Others will venture onward to the shores of Lake Titicaca, where the light of ancient wisdom awaits their exploration. May your travels be blessed, your path guided, and your spirits lifted as you continue to journey through the tapestry of existence.
AUGUST 9th, Cusco – Lima
Following a nourishing breakfast, we gather our memories and embark on a transfer to the airport. As we check in for our flight back to Lima, a sense of completion gently settles. For those with a window of time before their international check-in, an invitation awaits to embrace the Lima coast. Here, you can savor a final taste of Peru with a delightful meal, the perfect closing note to your transformative journey. With hearts expanded and spirits uplifted, we bid farewell to the land that has woven its magic into our souls. Until we meet again, may your travels be safe and your memories everlasting.
Lake Titicaca holds the sacred origins of the Inka civilization, where the Sun and the Moon bestowed the first Inka and Coya, birthing them from its mystical waters. This ancient sea on top of the world is where the Empire of the Sun was born, as they journeyed from here to establish their majestic realm in Cusco. Even the conquistadors recognized its significance, establishing a shrine to the Virgin as a symbol of rebirth.
Our journey centers around this profound emergence, engaging in ceremonies and meditations amidst the transformative energies of these sacred sites. At Sillustani, the ancient towers stand as a resting place for kings, queens, and shamans, set amidst the waters of Lake Umayu, a river of consciousness. The Temple of Fertility beckons us to embrace new beginnings.
The floating reed islands of the Uru people, whose origins link to the Dog Star, Sirius, become a testament to our cosmic connection. And at Amaru Muru, the Andean Stargate, we step into our own transformative becoming.
Throughout, we are embraced by the timeless beauty of islands that have retained their purity since the days of the Inka. This journey is a voyage into the heart of our own emergence, as we honor the ancient spirits and connect with the cosmic forces that continue to guide us.
AUGUST 9th, Cusco – Puno/Lake Titicaca
At the break of dawn, we set forth on a journey of enchantment, departing for Lake Titicaca aboard a comfortable coach. Through its panoramic windows, we embrace the splendor of the Andean Altiplano, where the wild vicuñas and llamas roam freely. Along the way, a pause awaits to explore Raqch’i, a sacred site housing the Temple of Wiracocha. As the sun begins to dip, our voyage finds its haven by the tranquil shores of Lake Titicaca. The embrace of our lakeside retreat promises rest and rejuvenation, as dreams take us into the night.
AUGUST 10th, Lake Titicaca Urus Island/Taquile
Embarking on our journey across the "Sea at the Top of the World," our expedition commences with a visit to the floating reed islands of the Uru people. These unique islands, crafted from nature's own materials, offer a glimpse into a world defined by innovation and harmony with the environment. Continuing our voyage, we arrive at the revered island of Taquile. Here, we engage in a sacred ceremony by the tranquil shores of Lake Titicaca. In this ceremony, we pay homage to the balance of the masculine and feminine energies, both within ourselves and throughout the universe. It's a profound and introspective experience that resonates with the essence of this mystical land.
AUGUST 11th, Aramu Muru Doorway
Today marks our journey through the Dimensional Doorway guided by the wisdom of the sage Amaru. As we step into this gateway, we embrace the potent energies that have been revered by ancient civilizations as the Gate of the Gods. This transcendent experience holds the potential to connect us with profound insights and heightened awareness, inviting us to unlock the mysteries of existence and explore the realms beyond.
In the afternoon, we venture to the sacred site of Sillustani, often referred to as the portal through which our celestial kin, our Star brothers and sisters, would connect with our world. This remarkable location holds a profound significance as a landing place for their spaceships during their interactions with the Lake Titicaca portal. As we stand amidst the ancient ruins, we open ourselves to the mysteries of the cosmos and the enigmatic connection between Earth and the stars.
AUGUST 12th, Puno/Juliaca/Lima — Lima/Home
As the sun rises, we bid farewell to the sacred lands of Lake Titicaca and embark on our journey back to Juliaca Airport. Our hearts filled with the wisdom and experiences of this transformative adventure, we carry the energy of the portals, the ancient knowledge, and the unity of the universe within us. Our flight back to Lima, and onwards to our respective international destinations, marks the end of this extraordinary journey, but the beginning of a new chapter inspired by the insights and connections we've gained.
As we conclude this incredible journey of the heart, we want to express our deepest gratitude for the transformative growth, profound connections, and boundless love that we've shared together. May the experiences we've gathered continue to inspire us on our individual paths, and may the connections we've made remain eternally in our hearts. As we part ways and return to our daily lives, know that the bond we've formed during this journey is unbreakable. Sending you all our love and blessings for your safe return. Until we meet again, take care and remember: Love YOU!